8 FEBRUARY 2010
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DOMODEDOVO, now the major airport for Moscow with 46% of passenger traffic, has issued a press release reminding travellers that it has had full body scanners in operation for the last three years (as AERBT can testify). The scanners are completely innocuous in use and minimizes tactile (pat-down) contact between security officers and passengers. Nevertheless personal search can be applied if required. A scanner operator can only see a black and white shadow-figure on a monitor. The procedure reduces time of screening: it takes only two seconds to reveal and pinpoint hidden on a human body metal, wooden, plastic and other items. As a result the technology provides for up to 400 passengers per hour capacity. Scanning is absolutely safe for a human including pregnant women, children and people with a cardio stimulator. It has no medical restrictions for application because of an active millimeter wave radio frequency technology applied which is the same as used for echoscopy medical procedures. The scanner is 10,000 times less powerful than a cell phone. www.domodedovo.ru/en
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